Visitors flock to St. Croix to experience the pristine natural beauty of its rolling hills and rainforests. Travelers often come to the island to participate in oceanic tours and similar activities or just relax on the many beaches. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to St. Croix and take care of all your travel planning needs.
Flights into St. Croix arrive at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, which is located approximately 4 miles from the center of the city. Travel into the city takes approximately 12 minutes by car or taxi. Rental car rates for one-day rentals in the city begin at $35 per day plus taxes and fees, and taxi service to and from the airport costs approximately $12.50. The island is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American dollars are a common currency. Only taxis with a license plate featuring the letters T and P are licensed for commercial use in the city.
The tropical climate in St. Croix makes it a year-round destination, but travel slacks off during the late fall and early winter months due to expected rainfall during that period. Temperatures range from summer highs around 90 degrees Fahrenheit to winter lows of only 72 degrees. The weather largely remains the same throughout the year, bringing many guests to experience the Buck Island National Reef, St. George Village Botanical Gardens and other natural splendors. SCUBA diving and deep-sea fishing are popular attractions, and the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience brings many tourists to taste the best flavors available in the Virgin Islands.
St. Croix offers an island paradise for tourists regardless of the season. Whether you're visiting the island for its natural beauty or to experience locations such as the Cruzan Rum distillery, Orbitz.com can help you book cheap flights to St. Croix as well as deals on hotels and rental cars in the city.
As with most Caribbean destinations, high season in St. Croix corresponds to the period when most North Americans are looking to escape winter’s grip. This time also features St. Croix’s best weather, with minimal rainfall, steady trade winds, and extended sunny periods. Holiday season brings the Crucian Christmas Festival, featuring music jamborees, cultural fairs, and children’s and adult’s parades in January with masqueraders in full costume.
Travel in the off-season—roughly mid-April through mid-December—to take advantage of lower hotel rates, typically up to 40 percent off. While hurricanes are a risk from June through November, a major tempest swipes the island only rarely. September and October are St. Croix’s wettest months, and some businesses close for a few weeks due to low occupancies. Rainy skies can plague the island for several days at a time. Regardless, October’s popular Coral Reef Swim Race takes the adventurous on a five-mile stroke from the shores of uninhabited Buck Island to Buccaneer Resort.
The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience is held mid-April each year and features wine auctions, seminars, a culinary competition, and gourmet dinners. Foodies also celebrate at the annual Agrifest, a weekend agricultural and food fair in mid-February that attracts farmers and craftspeople from the Virgin Islands and beyond.
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